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Savoury Boston Ham Glaze

Recipe created by Chef Chris Fanzega
Servings 6 people


  • 1 Johnston's Savoury Boston Ham approximately 2.5-3 kg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tbsp fennel seed
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 ½ cups water for crock pot method


  • Preheat oven to 325° F (160°C).
  • In a sauce pan, combine ingredients except for ham and water and heat over medium heat until liquid has been reduced to a glaze.
  • Fully-cooked hams just need to be heated through before serving.
  • Place a ready-to-serve or fully-cooked ham in a shallow roasting pan and bake, uncovered, at 325° F (160°C). A fully-cooked whole ham will take about 15 to 18 minutes per pound (500 g); while a smaller fully-cooked half-ham will need about 18 to 24 minutes per pound (500 g). Brush on glaze during the last 15-30 minutes of cooking.
  • Alternatively, you can cook the ham in a crock pot with all the glaze ingredients including the water and heat 2-6 hours until heated thoroughly.
  • Allow the juices to settle by letting the ham rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
  • Enjoy!